Top Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015

Want to know what are the top things to do in Tenerife in August 2015? Agosto el mes del mosto – (August the month of grape juice). As the saying tells us, this used to be the time of year for the grape harvest – “used to be” as, due to the climate changes, the harvest occurs nowadays in September. 

Still, something interesting to do in Tenerife might be to visit one of the Tenerife wine companies of the island and see the preparations for the harvest, as well as the grapes almost ready in the fields.

In this month traditional festivities are still being intensely enjoyed, the Garachico festivals are a particular preference.

But besides the traditional festivities there are several other events, concerts, festivals, sporting activities and things to do in Tenerife in August that we believe may be of interest. We selected those that we think might be very interesting for a large majority. 


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Obviously there are many other options, but these are the highlights of the best things to do in Tenerife in August 2015 (at least for us). Of course, if you think anything is missing (or we have made a mistake with the dates), please let us know through the comments.

And last but not least, you can take part in many of the activities that normally take place regularly in Tenerife.

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Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015
Traditional Festivities

1st of August (Saturday) - at 7pm the 2015 Ichasagua Festival will be held in the Plaza del Médano, where the "Bola Canaria" will be celebrated with folklore, games exhibitions and local sports and a performance by singer-songwriter Tomás Vera.

1st to 2nd of August (Saturday and Sunday) - Fiestas Lustrales Del Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia, are the only illustrious festivities (every 5 years) of Tenerife and are held in Garachico. On the 2nd day the floats parade will be held at 6pm and at 10pm the Fuegos del Risco y la Atalaya (Fires of the Cliff and Watchtower) that recall the 1706 volcanic eruption that destroyed the village.

2nd of August (Sunday) - pilgrimage of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza en El Rosario.

7th of August (Friday) - second part of La Esperanza Baile de Magos in El Adelantado square at El Rosario. Due of the rain, the Baile de Magos of July was cancelled, and it will be a second chance to dance with the two musical bands that were invited.

8th of August (Saturday) - in Garachico the festival of traditions is celebrated with the wooden carts race at 11am on the slope of San Pedro.

8th of August (Always the second Saturday of the month of August) - in honour of Su Patrona Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza the 'Bajada de las Hayas' (Descent of the Beech) is celebrated in La Guancha.

14th of August (Friday) - the Baile de Magos is held in Garachico.

14th to 15th of August - pilgrimage to Candelaria y Asunción de la Virgen (general holiday), a big day with floral offerings to the patron saint of the Canary Islands in the village of Candelaria.

16th of August (Sunday) - Pilgrimage of San Roque in Garachico .

24th, 26th and 30th of August - do not miss Corazones de Tejina, also known as the 'Fiestas de St Bartolomé of Tejina'. Various activities related to the three hearts (Corazón El Pico Heart, Corazón Calle Arriba and Corazón Calle Abajo) and the burning of El Haragán (the lazy), among other acts. They are also festivities of touristic interest in the Canary Islands.

29th of August - (Always the last Saturday in August), pilgrimage of San Agustín en Arafo, festivity declared of national touristic interest.

29th of August - Subida de los Cestos y Bollos in Santa Bárbara, Icod. The single women of the neighborhood  go to the church to offer some sweets of the area. 

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Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015
Concerts and Musical Events

1st of August - "Summer Festival 2015" in Poris de Abona.

7th of August - Arona Summer Festival 2015, general admission is €35 and €70 with open bar, Municipal Olympic Stadium Antonio Dominguez (Playa de las Americas) starts at 6.30pm. Many artists invited, among them Nicky Romero, Rudimental, Pendulum...

7th to 8th of August - New Talents Festival 2015 in Granadilla de Abona in the Plaza de El Médano.

13th of August, La Volpe Band will perform in Santa Cruz in the Guimerá theatre. It starts at 9pm. Entry €5.

15th of August (Saturday), 9pm in the Plaza de El Médano. 10 year anniversary concert of Parranda Chasnera.

21st of August, the group Maná on the occasion of their Cama Incendiada tour will perform in the Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez stadium in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. At 10pm in the evening (doors open at 9pm) and prices vary from €33, €42, €85 and VIP €115.

27th of August, enjoy rap music with EGM: Fernikhan, El Moi, Stereoman, Guiyo & Yapsi Mata + DJ Cisco will perform in the Guimerá theatre in Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 9pm. Entry €5.

28th August, Tom Jones will offer a unique and exclusive concert in the fairgrounds of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with limited capacity, to present his new album 'Spirit in the Room'. The cost of admission is from €65 to €200 (with the option to meet the singer). It starts at 10.30pm. This concert will certainly be one of the best things to do in Tenerife in August 2015.

29th of August (Saturday) - Summerjam 2015 at Siam Park.

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Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015
Exhibitions and Other Events

From 10th of July to 2nd of August - IV Gastronomic Demonstration of Papa Bonita in Los Realejos.

1st to 31st of August - the museums of Santa Cruz de Tenerife offer summer workshops (Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre - Museum of Nature and Man, Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos - Museum of Science and the Cosmos and Museo de Historia y Antropología - Museum of History and Anthropology). If you enjoy museums, then these places should be among your list of places and things to do in Tenerife in August.

1st of August - I Summer Arts and Crafts Fair in El Porís from 2pm to 10pm.

From 9th of July to 1st of September - the 'Juanita' exhibition, painted by Pepe Dámasco (60's) with free access in the Santo Domingo convent in La Laguna.

From 17th of June to 6th of September - Cintia Villavicencio exhibits 'Ex superioribus' in Area 60 of the Tenerife Arts Space (TEA - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes). From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm.

From 18th of August to 29th of August - Bavarian week in Puerto de la Cruz.

From 9th of July to 6th of September Jorge Rodríguez de Rivera exhibits 'Collages, a propósito de Óscar' (Collages, regarding Oscar) in the Tenerife Arts Space (TEA - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes). From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm.

From 7th of July to 18th of September - the sculptor Julio Nieto shows his 'Kamasutra en el aire' (Kamasutra in the air) at the Royal Society of Friends of the Country in La Laguna. Free entry.

9th of March to 5th of October - in the Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre -  Museum of Nature and Man, the temporary exhibition La mujer guanche. La fuerza de lo invisible (The Guanche woman. The strength of the invisible) is on with free entry.

29th of June to 18th of October, José Manuel Ciria exhibits Fauces in the Tenerife Arts Space (TEA - Tenerife Espacio de las Artes). From Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm with free entry.

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Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015
Sporting and Theme Activities

2nd of August - the 2015 V 'Copa Cabildo Ajedrez en las Plazas' (Cabildo Chess in the Squares Cup) held in la Plaza Rosario Oramas in San Juan de la Rambla, starting at 10am. Enrolment is free.

3rd to 10th of August - in El Médano a new edition of the World Windsurfing Championship will be held. The inauguration will be on the 3rd of August and the tests will begin on the 4th of August if the wind allows.

6th of August (Thursday) - parallel to the World Windsurfing Championship, a windsurf jumping competition will be held in the waves pool at Siam Park at 7pm.

8th of August (Saturday) - the XII Subida del Panadero. Mountain race of 5760 meters in a maximun time of 1 hour and a half. From Tamaimo till Arguayo.

8th of August (Saturday) - the XV Sansofé Canoeing Regatta will take place at the beach and bay of El Médano at 10am.

11th of August (Tuesday) - Observation of the Meteor Shower or the Tears of San Lorenzo, after 7.30pm, you should be more than 2000 metres away for the best view. The clear skies of the Canary Islands, make this one of the great things to do in Tenerife in August 2015.

23rd of August (Sunday) - the II Body Art Session Tenerife will be hosted in la Plaza del Charco at Puerto de la Cruz from 18:00 hours.

All the month of August - Arona Summer Sports Activities 2015 at the sports complex Jesús Domínguez 'Grillo' has a comprehensive program of activities for infants, children, young people, adults.

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Other Outdoor Things to do in Tenerife in August 2015

Don’t miss the chance to go on a tour for dolphin and whale-watching with snorkelling inclusive. This is a great activity to enjoy on your own, and even better with friends and family. One of our top picks of things to do in Tenerife in August 2015 and all-year long.

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Tenerife is the best place in Europe and one of the best in the world for dolphin and whale watching. There are quite a few resident species all year round, including bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales. And you even have the possibility of supporting the projects for conservation of species around the world.

Aqualand is a family aquatic park with the best dolphin show all around. The adult entry price is €25. For more information on prices and discounts click here.

Loro Parque - zoological park with the largest bird show in Europe which is never absent from the activities that thousands of tourists do each month in Tenerife. The adult entry price is €34. One of the best things to do in Tenerife in August.

Sea kayaking - off the coast of Teno and Los Gigantes with the El Cardón NaturExperience group. Without the need for prior experience you can enjoy a unique adventure. For two hours you can enjoy the views, swim and taste the flavours of El Aderno.

Meteor shower route (Perseids) - with the group Patea Tus Montes wherein for a very affordable price (€20 per person) you can take an interesting route, in addition to observing the Perseids with specialised guides.

Golf in Tenerife – being a place where you have the sun shining almost all year long (especially in the south of the island, and some of the best golf courses in Europe – such as Golf del Sur, you could benefit from your visit and play a little bit – for practicing or simple pleasure. For more information about prices and passes, click here.

Best of the south Tenerife in a downhill cycling tour – during the tour you can see the old villages where wine and potatoes are grown, some volcanic landscapes and go through the thick pine forests.

Since we were talking about wine, why not going on a Tenerife wine and cheese tasting tour? You will have the chance to visit one of the most well-known bodegas in Tenerife – Bodegas Monje, learn a bit more about wine and how it’s processed, and taste some delicious local cheese.

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